Margaretta D'Arcy

D’Arcy, Margaretta

Margaretta D’Arcy was born in London of Irish parentage in 1934 and was brought up and educated in Ireland. Her book-published work includes Tell Them […]

Bríd Dáibhís

Dáibhís, Bríd

Bríd Dáibhís was born in County Laois in 1930. Her collections include Corrán Gealaí (Baila Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1978); Cosán na Gréine (Coiscéim, 1989); Tráithnín […]

Ita Daly

Daly, Ita

Ita Daly short stories are collected as The Lady with the Red Shoes (Dublin, Poolebeg, 1980). Her novels include Ellen (London, Jonathan Cape, 1986); A […]

Pádraig J. Daly

Daly, Pádraig J.

Pádraig J. Daly was born in Dungarvan, Co Waterford, in 1943. His poetry collections are Nowhere but in Praise (Dublin, Profile Press, 1978), Poems: Selected […]

Philip Davison

Davison, Philip

Philip Davison was born in Dublin in 1957. His novels include The Book-Thief’s Heartbeat (Dublin, Co-Op Books, 1981); Twist and Shout (Dingle, Brandon Books, 1983); […]

Michael Davitt

Davitt, Michael

Michael Davitt was born in Cork in 1950. He edited Innti, an influential poetry journal in Irish. His collections are Gleann ar Ghleann (Baile Átha […]

Gerald Dawe

Dawe, Gerald

Gerald Dawe was born in Belfast in 1952. His poetry collections are Sheltering Places (1978); The Lundys Letter (Loughcrew, The Gallery Press, 1987), for which […]

Cecil Day-Lewis

Day-Lewis, Cecil

Cecil Day-Lewis was born in Ballintubbert, County Laois, in 1904. After his mother died in 1906, his father brought him to London, and was raised […]

Tomás de Faoite

de Faoite, Tomás

Tomás De Faoite was born in Dowth, Co Meath. His bi-lingual, Dutch-English poetry collections are Dust (Oss, Netherlands, Reinart Editions, 1997); and Green Father Groene […]

Louis de Paor

de Paor, Louis

Louis de Paor was born in Cork in 1961, and lived in Australia from 1987 to 1996, where he published a number of bi-lingual titles. […]

John F. Deane

Deane, John F.

John F. Deane was born on Achill Island in 1943. His poetry collections are Stalking After Time (Dublin, Profile Press, 1977); High Sacrifice (Dublin, Dedalus […]

Seamus Deane

Deane, Seamus

Seamus Deane was born in Derry in 1940. His poetry collections include Gradual Wars (Shannon, Irish University Press, 1972); Rumours (Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1977); […]

Patrick Deeley

Deeley, Patrick

Patrick Deeley was born in Galway in 1953. His collections are Intimate Strangers (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 1986); Names for Love (The Dedalus Press, 1990); […]

Teresa Deevey

Deevy, Teresa

Teresa Deevy was born on January 21, 1894 in Waterford. She was training to be a teacher when she lost her hearing through Méniéres disease, […]

Frank Delaney

Delaney, Frank

Frank Delaney was born in Tipperary in 1942. A prolific author of history, biography, and fiction, his fiction includes The Sins of the Mothers (London, […]

Greg Delanty

Delanty, Greg

Greg Delanty was born in Cork in 1958. His collections are Cast in the Fire (Mountrath, The Dolmen Press, 1986); Southward (Dublin, Dedalus, 1992); American […]

Roger Derham

Derham, Roger

Roger Derham was born in Dublin in 1956. His novels are The Simurgh and the Nightingale (Cork, The Collins Press, 2001); When Twilight Comes (Galway, […]

Anne Devlin

Devlin, Anne

Anne Devlin was born in Belfast in 1951. She won the Hennessy Literary Award in 1982 for her short story Passages, which was adapted for […]

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Devlin, Denis

Denis Devlin was born on April 15, 1908, in Greenock, Scotland, of Irish parents. He entered the Irish diplomatic service in 1935 and served in […]

Martina Devlin

Devlin, Martina

Martina Devlin was born in Omagh, Co Tyrone. Her novels are Three Wise Men (London, Harper Collins, 2000); Be Careful What You Wish For (Harper […]

Brian Dillon

Dillon, Brian

Brian Dillon was born in Dublin in 1969. His novella is Sanctuary (Berlin/New York, Sternberg Press, 2011). His non-fiction works include The Dark Room (London, […]

Eilís Dillon

Dillon, Eilís

Eilís Dillon was born in Galway on 7 March 1920. Educated at the Ursuline Convent in Sligo, she married in 1940 and moved to Cork. […]

Moyra Donaldson

Donaldson, Moyra

Moyra Donaldson was born in Co down in 1956. Her collections are Kissing Ghosts (Belfast, Lapwing Publications, 1995); Snakeskin Stilettos (Belfast, Lagan Press 1998/New Jersey, […]


Donnelly, Charlie

Charles (Charlie) Donnelly was born in Tyrone on the 10 July, 1914. His posthumous collections are Charlie Donnelly, The Life and Poems, ed., Joseph Donnelly […]

Neil Donnelly

Donnelly, Neil

Neil Donnelly was born in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, in 1946. His plays for theatre include The Station Master (Edinburgh, 1974); Upstarts (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, […]


Donoghue, Emma

Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin in 1969. Her novels are Stirfry (London, Hamish Hamilton, 1994/New York: HarperCollins, 1994); Hood (Hamish Hamilton, 1995); Slammerkin (London, […]

Gerard Donovan

Donovan, Gerard

Gerard Donovan born in Wexford and grew up in Galway. His collections are Columbus Rides Again (The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon, 1992); Kings […]

Katie Donovan

Donovan, Katie

Katie Donovan was born in 1962, and spent her early childhood in County Wexford. Her poetry collections are Watermelon Man (Newcastle Upon Tyne, Bloodaxe Books, […]

John Doorty

Doorty, John

John Doorty was born in 1959 in Co. Clare. He is the author of the poetry collection Into the Heart of It: Daley Dialogues and […]

Mary Dorcey

Dorcey, Mary

Mary Dorcey was born in Dublin. Her poetry includes Kindling (London, Onlywomen Press, 1989); Moving into the Space Cleared by Our Mothers (Galway; Salmon, 1991); […]

Theo Dorgan

Dorgan, Theo

Theo Dorgan was born in Cork in 1953. His poetry collections are The Ordinary House of Love (Galway, Salmon Poetry, 1991); Rosa Mundi(Salmon Poetry, 1995); […]

Mogue Doyle

Doyle, Mogue

Mogue Doyle was born in Co Wexford in 1945. His novels are Dancing with Minnie the Twig (London, Bantam Press, 2002); A Moth at the […]

Paddy Doyle

Doyle, Paddy

Paddy Doyle was born in Wexford in 1951. His autobiography The God Squad was originated in Ireland by Raven Arts Press in 1989, and published […]

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Doyle, Rob

Rob Doyle was born in Dublin. His novel is Here Are the Young Men (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 2014/London, Bloomsbury, 2014). His collection of short […]

Roddy Doyle

Doyle, Roddy

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. His novels are The Commitments, (originally published in Dublin by King Farouk, thereafter London, Secker & Warburg, […]

Rose Doyle

Doyle, Rose

Rose Doyle was born in Dublin. Her novels are Images (Dublin, Poolebeg, 1993); Kimbay (Dublin, Town and Country/London, MacMillan, 1994); Alva (MacMillan, 1996); Perfectly Natural […]

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Duddy, Tom

Thomas Duddy was born Ramolin, near Shrule, Co. Mayo, but lived in Galway from the 1970s. His debut poetry collection is The Hiding Place (Galway/Dublin, […]

Katherine Duffy

Duffy, Katherine

Katherine Duffy was born in Dundalk in 1962. She writes poetry and fiction in both English and Irish. Her poetry collections are The Erratic Behaviour […]

Noel Duffy

Duffy, Noel

Noel Duffy was born in Dublin in 1971. His poetry is collected as The Silence After (South Tipperary Arts Centre & Start Magazine, 2003); for […]

Dave Duggan

Duggan, Dave

Dave Duggan was born in London and raised in Waterford. His novels are The Greening of Larry Mahon (Guildhall Press, 2004); and A Sudden Sun, […]

JP Dunleavy

Dunleavy, J.P.

J.P. Donleavy was born in New York City in 1926 and came to Ireland following World War II. He is the author of eleven novels […]

Catherine Dunne

Dunne, Catherine

Catherine Dunne was born in Dubin in 1954. Her novels are In The Beginning (London, Jonathan Cape, 1997); A Name for Himself (Jonathan Cape, 1998); […]

Jonathan Dunne

Dunne, Jonathan

Jonathan Dunne was was born on the North Strand, in Dublin’s north inner city in 1976. His novels are Academic Octagon (London, Local Legend Publishing, […]

Seán Dunne

Dunne, Seán

Seán Dunne was born in Waterford in 1956. His poetry is collected as Against the Storm (Mountrath, Dolmen Press in 1985); The Sheltered Nest (Oldcastle, […]

Paul Durcan

Durcan, Paul

Paul Durcan was born in Dublin in 1944. In 1974 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award and more recently the Irish American Cultural Institute Poetry […]

Christine Dwyer Hickey

Dwyer Hickey, Christine

Christine Dwyer Hickey was born in Dublin. Her novels are The Dancer (Dublin, Marino Books, 1995), short-listed for the Kerry Ingredients/Listowel Writers’ Week Book of […]